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Old 11th May 2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Dayton Binding Posts - What are they made of?

In the interest of using semi decent materials in my signal path without spending a fortune, does anybody know the material makeup of the:

Dayton Audio BPP-G Premium Binding Post Pair Gold

Are they gold on Copper or just brass?

Does anybody know of a similar product at a similar price that they would recommend?

My next step up in price/performance looks like this Cardas product:

http://www.partsconnexion.com/product7453.html

Unless somebody has something allot better for the same price.

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Old 11th May 2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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Also looking at these, any idea what they might be made of ??

Dayton Audio BPP-SN Premium Binding Post Pair Satin Nickel
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Old 11th May 2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Anybody used these units, anything to report??
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Old 11th May 2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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They are definitely brass.

Check out "Superior Electric" binding posts, the plastic knobbed, gold plated, pedestrian kind. They're pretty good and inexpensive. Bob Crump on Audio Asylum used to recommend them.
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They are definitely brass.

Check out "Superior Electric" binding posts, the plastic knobbed, gold plated, pedestrian kind. They're pretty good and inexpensive. Bob Crump on Audio Asylum used to recommend them.
Those appear to be made of brass too.

Cardas appears to be the cheapest of copper based binding posts.
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Those appear to be made of brass too.

Cardas appears to be the cheapest of copper based binding posts.
Yep, but good posts.

The cardas "patented" posts are my favorite, as you can use them to stack ring terms or spades, so they make wiring multiway "modular" systems much easier.
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In the interest of using semi decent materials in my signal path without spending a fortune, does anybody know the material makeup of the:

My next step up in price/performance looks like this Cardas product:
The Dayton have too much metal for my taste. The cardas may work fine, but i hate using them.

Short of the Eichmann i use these http://www.partsconnexion.com/product7483.html, might be what badman is describing in post 4. I've seen them on the back of $10k retail power amps.

I also had the opportunity to work with the more normal Cardas copper binding posts (a customers). They suck. The copper is so heat conductive, even with a high wattage soldering gun it is almost impossible to do a good solder job

Now -- if you don't swap speakers continually like i do -- the best way to use a 5-way post is to run the cable out of the back of the speaker, put the bare wire in the hole, take your interconnect, do the same thing, and just use the binding posts to clamp the wire ends together.

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after many years I realised that there are no good binding posts
I also found that some of the 'better ones' were worse than the cheaper
fancy materials, but function sucks

now I just use whatever keeps a good grip on the wire
and then stop thinking about it
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If Speakon connectors used gold plated copper, they'd be perfect.
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The Dayton Satin jobies will match the looks of my build more than the gold, and as we know its all about the looks, so as long as there not made of "soundis destructis" I might just spring for them. I like the floating ferule and that they can be mounted an inch away from each other for the chuby fingered crew.

I was also thinking of taking a grinder to them to shorten the threaded section I don't need, unless they make a short version??? Which I cant find!!??!!

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